LETTERS OF LOVE ~ SHARE GOD’S AMAZING LOVE
Any day is a wonderful time to remind our children not only of our love for them, but also of the incredible love that God has for them which never ends. God loved them and chose them for His own, even before the foundation of the world! And us, too. Yes, you! What an incredible thought. It’s a FREE invitation open to anyone, and the greatest love story that has ever been told. Share this great news with your child.
In this post you will find FREE Bible verses about love; words of love and encouragement for your child; mini notes of love and secret treats for kids; ways to share God’s amazing love with others; you will learn to make a big paper hug (love this); as well as colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, Danish hearts, activities, games, learn to draw, photo fun, posters, bookmarks and paper gifts and more creative ideas. Some of them are suitable for our sponsored children. Others are more suitable for our own families, Sunday school, or homeschool students and you can then share a photo of your crafting adventures with your sponsored child. Many of the ideas in here are perfect all year round, so you might want to bookmark this page for inspiration. Make sure you send extra love for your child to share with their family and friends! Let’s shower our precious children with our love and encouragement and make sure we tell them about God’s great love for them, too.
The Ultimate Valentine (Chuck Missler) It was written in blood on a wooden cross erected in Judea almost 2,000 years ago… Yet it was interlaced throughout the history of mankind with a scarlet thread of promises… It began with a declaration of war… When God Himself declared war on the ruler of this world: satan. A cosmic conflict in which you and I are the prizes! …He promised that mankind would be the beneficiary of an ultimate Champion… a Redeemer… As we face the challenges ahead, let us remember – and celebrate – that we are the beneficiaries of the Ultimate Valentine: A Hero of all heroes, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And He sealed your future destiny with His own blood. Do you know Him?
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT GOD’S LOVE FOR US
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (Over us?! Wow!)
John 15:9 As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
Romans 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:35-39 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. (Can’t wait; can you?)
1 Corinthians 13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Note: These are the attributes of God. His name fits perfectly. Have you ever tried to substitute your name for the word ‘love’ and see how you measure up? I have. Ye-owch! :o
Colossians 3:12 God loved you and chose you for His own.
This is one of my favourites. I’ve made lots of bookmarks using this verse. Why not make one for your child? Add your child’s name and a pic they will love.
Colossians 3:12-14 You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.
1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT OUR LOVE FOR GOD
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 7:9 Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?
Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
Ephesians 1:4 Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT OUR LOVE FOR OTHERS
Matthew 5:43-44 You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done with love.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
1 John 3:23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
More Bible verses about love (blueletterBible; scroll down) Did you know that the whole Bible is one big love story of God’s wonderful love for us? Of course you did!
More Bible verses about love (ministry-to-children)
COUNTDOWN TO LOVE ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Valentine – 16 day countdown (happyhomefairy) 16 Bible verse wallet cards for kids (2 pages; 8 per page); Turn a heart over each day to reveal a cute card with a heart on it and a Bible verse about God’s love; red, purple, and pink cards with happy hearts and dots; free printable
Valentine – countdown (paigesofstyle) mini envelopes to open each day (as many days as you want) – include notes of love, Bible verses, little mini treats like stickers, and whatever else you can think of
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
1 Corinthians 13 – colouring (abdaacts) the famous ‘Love’ Bible chapter with a collage border of birds; free printable
A Friend loves at all times – colouring (karladornacher; scroll down to ‘a friend loves at all times’) one bird handing another bird a heart, in a sweet country style with Bible verse from Proverbs 17:17; free printable
1 John 4:19 – colouring (timewarpwife; scroll down almost to the end of the post) We love because He first loved us; words inside a heart rope frame and background decorated with fine detail flowers; free printable
John 15:12 – colouring (timewarpwife; scroll down to end of post) This is My commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you; words with fine detail flowers sweeping along the bottom and left sides; free printable
Jeremiah 31:3 – colouring (prudentpantry) I have loved you with an everlasting love; words inside a round frame and decorated with hearts; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (ministryark) Bible verse from John 3:16 interspersed with the word ‘valentine’, decorated with hearts and a cross; free printable
John 3:16 – colouring (ministry-to-children) a heart with letters down the centre spelling the word ‘valentine’ to remind your child of God’s great love for us; more John 3:16 – colouring pages; free printable
Jesus Loves me – colouring (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down to ‘Jesus loves me Bible coloring page’) hearts in a doodle style; free printable
God’s Love – colouring (tyndale) a pretty doodle of flowers and butterflies with words, Only God can put His character in us and help us love like Him; free printable
Love One Another – colouring (fromvictoryroad) with Bible verse from 1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another for loves comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God; decorated with plain hearts and a simple border suitable for boys or girls; free printable
Love – 3 colouring pages (truewaykids) a Bible verse doodle from 1 John 4; a large heart filled with flowers; God holds out His hands towards a map of the world; also available in Spanish and Portuguese; free printable
John 15:13 – colouring (flandersfamily) Greater love hath no one than this, that one would lay down his life for his friends; words in vintage style fonts; free printable
God’s Love – colouring pages (Bibleparent) colour your way to God’s Love; free printable
Hearts – colouring pages (coloringcastle) various to choose from – a quilt of hearts; one plain heart; fancy hearts; stars and stripes heart; hearts to count; 100 hearts; hearts with words (love, peace); heart with a rose; free printable
Hearts – colouring pages (dabblesandbabbles) 12 hearts to colour or to cut out and use for crafts or to make your own cards; free printable
Heart and Roses – colouring (creativecenter.brother) free printable
Heart – colouring pages (Dover sample) three sample pages with swirly hearts, bees, butterfly, stars and roses
Heart – colouring pages (colorpagesformom) various to choose from; free printable
I love everything about you – colouring (triedandtrue) free printable
Heart – colouring (frompond) in a fun doodle style; members only
I love you – colouring (activityvillage) in a fun doodle style; members only
Jazz up your colouring page combine or shrink your colouring pages to make a new and unique scene; add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Love Note to Jesus – worksheet (Christiananswers) A heart to colour with room to write or draw a note of love to Jesus; free printable
This is Love – coded Bible puzzle (kimmitzothompson) use the code to figure out what 1 John 4:10 says; free printable
If Ye Love Me – copywork (writebonnierose) trace over a selection of Bible verses about love from John 14 – 15 in print, cursive or manuscript; free printable
Love one another – word search (sermons4kids) 16 words; Love one another – crossword; Love one another – decode puzzle; free printable
Love is – word search (kidssundayschool) find words from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 hidden in this puzzle; free printable
Heart – maze Find the path through the heart to complete the Bible verse from Matthew 22:37 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart; free printable
Hearts for Jesus – worksheet (overthebigmoon) How do I love thee; let me count the ways; a cute fill-in sheet to send to your child with hearts to decorate; or encourage them to fill it in as a love note for Jesus; free printable
Love – puzzle booklet (truewaykids) simple puzzles – counting, matching, fill in the missing numbers – for younger children; also available in Spanish and Portuguese; free printable
Letter of Love – scroll writing activity (romanticraft) adapt this idea as a gift for your child or for your child to write to someone else; write a letter on parchment paper with the fully editable text that can printed normally or flipped to be read in a mirror, then wrap it up into a scroll and seal it with a custom text wax seal; free printable
Love is… writing activity for kids (mrprintables) free printable
Heart – maze (museprintables); Heart – writing templates; Heart Flower – writing templates in flowerpot; Heart – writing templates primitive; Heart – binder covers; free printable
Love Bug – maze (superstarworksheets; pdf) help the ladybugs, butterflies and bugs find their mates; Two Hearts – maze (pdf) follow the maze then trace over the hearts and write the name of someone you love; Big Heart – maze (pdf); Teddy Bear and Heart – maze (pdf); free printable
Teddy Bear – jigsaw puzzle (fellowes) a jigsaw puzzle strip of a teddy bear in a hot air balloon, and a polar bear with glasses and hearts; free printable
‘Beary’ Happy Valentine’s Day – hidden picture puzzle (hiddenpicturespublishing) featuring mommy bear and baby bears decorating with hearts and cut-out bears; 21 items to find; alternative link (topsytales); free printable
Love – Bible puzzles for kids (duckduckgo)
Love Bug – maze (activityvillage) a cute puzzle decorated with ladybugs, hearts and flowers; members only
Let’s talk about God’s love – puzzle booklet (kidsBibleteacher; scroll down to ‘download the notebook printable’) to make with a word search, maze, crossword with Bible verses from 1 Corinthians 13, John 3:16; for purchase
Design your own puzzles choose some Bible verses about love and design your puzzles around them specifically tailored for your child.
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Jesus loves you – thaumatrope (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a fun optical illusion paper toy to cut out and make, and there is a blank template if you’d like to have a go at making your own; free printable
Hearts – paper craft (thecraftyclassroom) Bible verses about love printed on heart shapes and put into envelopes; print on coloured or fleuro paper, or print on white paper and decorate; 4 per page; free printable
Peacock – paper craft (meaningfulmama) make a peacock with Bible verse from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 on his tail; a fun and creative way to learn this famous love chapter; make it in your favourite colours; free printable
1 Corinthians 13 – paper craft (1plus1plus1equals1) another fun and creative way to learn the famous love chapter by making a bouquet of hearts; free printable
Greater Love – lesson idea (sermon4kids) The Bible says, Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. That is what Jesus did when He died on the cross. He gave his life for me. That is why I say that the cross is the most beautiful gift I have ever received. Jesus is the only one who has ever loved me enough to die for me.
God’s Love – suncatcher (eggloentertainment) cut out a heart shape and fill it with tiny hearts; add a Bible verse then hang it on a loop to make a suncatcher; or make a few to turn it into a mobile; God’s Love – craft a simple craft activity where letters are placed on a cross shape to intersect and form the words ‘love’ going down and ‘God’ going across; add a loop to hang it up or make a suncatcher or a mobile; Heart Wreath – craft decorate a circle with the words ‘God is love’ surrounded by hearts with sayings about love from 1 Corinthians 13, to help children celebrate the love of Jesus; Love Secret Messages – scrolls craft a fun craft making tiny scrolls with Bible verses on them for kids to give away to others; a lesson learning about Jesus’ love and how we show love to one another; Bouquet Prayer – craft make a bouquet of heart-shaped flowers with the name of someone on each flower to pray for each day; Message in a Bottle – craft; more Love – crafts for kids; free printable
A Heart for Service – lesson ideas (ministry-to-children) Let’s teach our kids to think of love in terms of agape, loving others as God does, and to encourage them to look for opportunities for service that will really make a difference in the lives of others, with practical tips on how to do that; Heart Pocket – craft a fun and easy craft project. Fill them with heart stickers, Bible verses about God’s love or from Psalm 119:11 (about hiding God’s word in our hearts); God’s Love and loving others – lesson ideas activities, games, crafts; Love – lesson ideas crafts games; free printable
Love is – crafts, games and activities (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) love is patient file folder game; memory game; heart matching game; heart cross art; heart salvation message; free printable
Hug a Day – fun activity for families (imom) get creative with these ideas and fill your child and your family with love; 30 Day Kindness Challenge – activity; 30 Day Family Prayer Challenge – activity; 30 Day Encouragement Challenge – activity; Love your Child Challenge – activity 12 small things moms can do every day; 30 Day Family Time Challenge – activity; Top 10 Reasons why I love – worksheets; I Love you because – worksheet; free printable
God loves the world – craft (truewaykids) a map of the world, with two large hands and a heart to cut and glue onto it; story, games, activities, crafts for younger children; also available in Spanish and Portuguese; free printable
Scripture Wreath – craft (familyatthefootofthecross; scroll down) make a Scripture wreath using heart shapes around a heart-shaped centre; this would also work well with a cross-shaped centre; make it on a large sheet of paper then scan it to send to your sponsored child
God’s Love – sun catchers to make (Bibleparent) colour your way to God’s Love; free printable
Tree of Hearts – craft (igottacreate) punch out lots of coloured hearts to make this fantastic table decoration for your own family; or send the instructions with a photo for your child to make and decorate for something different (they could make one using a blank sheet of paper and just cutting out heart shapes; or even from leaves); add tiny Bible verses about love on the front or back of each heart
Animal – candy huggers (paperpapers/liagriffith) cute animal templates to cut out hugging a chocolate; free printable
Heart – finger puppets (duckduckgo) a simple heart shape with a face drawn on it and a couple of finger holes; extremely cute and very simple and easy to make; kids will love these and your kids will love making them. Use card stock, decorate, and you may like to laminate them for your own children/students; include a Bible verse about love on the back; draw a sheet of them for your sponsored child to cut out and make and give away; scroll down this post for heart templates; free printable
I Love you this much – handprints craft (tiffkeetch) trace around your child’s hands then join them together with an accordion fold paper strip and decorate it with tiny messages of love; make the joining strip long enough to wrap around your child in a hug; add a touch of class by using metallic card; so easy and super cute
Paper Hug – craft (happyhomefairy) a large heart (that becomes a face) and 2 smaller hearts (hands) joined by a paper strip (arms); make the joining strip long enough to wrap around your child in a hug; very cute and easy to make; decorate with doodles, notes of love, hearts, stickers, etc. This would also work with tracing around your hand, cutting out two copies, and join them with a strip of paper saying, ‘I love you this much’
Paper Hug craft trace around your hands and forearms, cut them out, cross them over and attach them to the front of a card and decorate; add some Bible verses or messages of love.
Love you – handprints craft (idearoom) stamp 2 finger painted handprints in the shape of a heart; write a personal message or a favourite Bible verse around the edge to form the frame and turn it into an adorable greeting card or put it in a frame; very cute and simple; a great one to get your children / grandchildren / students involved
I Love you – thaumatrope (wildolive) a round tag with a heart on one side and words on the other, saying I love you; very simple but very cute; free printable
Hidden in the Heart – craft (childrensministry) to prompt kids to store God’s Word in their hearts; Sharing God’s heart especially for those who may not receive any love notes, tell a simple story of God’s love while children fold red hearts origami style; My Heart bursts with Love for you – craft lace two hearts together, then fill it with heart shapes, stickers or sweets; a fun and easy craft to share the love of God is to cut out pink and red paper hearts, decorate and fold them in half. Write “A note of Love” on the outside and “Love from…” and “Jesus loves you” on the inside; Touching Hearts – party idea a fantastic way to celebrate God’s love; Share God’s love (scroll down to #5) make fun gift bags of love to give away to others; Love Hug – craft and poem I made this great big hug just for you, To share my love, it’s true. Wrap it around you, all snug and tight, Hold it with all your might. For today and all the year through, God loves you – that’s reason to cheer; more Love – ministry ideas to help your child know God’s love and bless the people around them.
DIY Love Explosion Box – craft (thedatingdivas) when the lid is removed on this little box, the sides “explode” out, with over twenty sides to cover in creative ways. Think photos, pictures, doodles, sweet love notes, and even stickers; a beautiful personal gift to brighten your child’s day, or a gift for them to make and give away; free printable
A Note of Love – writing activity for kids (amyjdelightful) cute mini envelopes with sweet pastel hearts to cut out and use them to write a secret note, and then fold it up into a mini envelope; they could also be used a gift tags; free printable
Love – scrabble gram (ohhappyday) write a Bible verse or a personal message of love to your child using coloured scrabble letters; or use the idea to make your own on an A4 sheet of paper for your child to cut out and assemble as a craft; pop them in a mini envelope for your homeschool students; depending on the age of your child, you may need to include some hints or an answer page
DIY Scratch-off Love Note (curbly) using silver paint and dish washing liquid; your child will scratch off the silver covering to find your cute personal messages underneath – e.g. 10 things I love about you, or mix and match with Bible verses about God’s love
Fountain of Hearts – envelope surprise (mrprintables) send a personal message of love with a favourite Bible verse; this could be adapted to fit on one sheet of paper for your sponsored child to do as a craft; Animal – hug a pompom craft white bunnies and white bears hugging a pompom, a paper heart or a candy; an easy and cute craft for kids; Bunny – paper craft make a cute bunny favour box with a heart; Heart – party hats 2 designs – red hearts on white, white hearts on red; Heart Eyeglasses – craft to make and wear; free printable
Heart Eyeglasses – paper craft | big | small (coolest-free-printables) to make and wear; Red Rose – napkin holders/wristband; free printable
Heart – origami (handmadecharlotte) make your own origami letter writing kit using gift wrapping or scrapbooking paper; Hot Air Balloons – craft pink and red hot air balloons made from tissue paper to make as suncatchers, mobiles or decorations; Secret Message of Love – paper craft with a black and white message in a frame. When you grab the pull tab, out comes a secret message in colour; free printable
Love you – handprints craft (kimmitzothompson) a super cute and easy handprint craft with poem that could also be used as a gift to Jesus: I used my tiny hands to make a little heart. This day is special, a perfect piece of art. I give it to you_____. Will you be my valentine? I made this perfect gift, to ask you to be mine!
Animals in Love – pop up paper craft (krokotak) print, cut, fold and colour – dinosaur, whale, elephant, hedgehog; free printable
Alligator Snap – craft (skiptomylou) a cute pillow box craft of an alligator with a special message in its mouth that can be filled with treats; cut, fold and glue craft; free printable
Notes of Love – DIY paper bag booklet to make (rosinahuber) filled with photos, stickers, little notes of love and treats
Heart – suncatcher craft (firstpalette) stained glass suncatchers made out of tissue paper fragments; Stitched Heart – envelope craft to hold your notes of love; free printable
Heart Gift Bag – paper craft (canon) a gift bag to make with red hearts on red and white background and a rounded handle; Love – 3D paper craft home decor alphabet letters spell out the word, ‘love’; Love – stickers hearts, flowers, birds and the word ‘love’ to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – paper bag puppets (woojr) a cute little pink owl with heart, a penguin holding a string of hearts, teddy bear; in colour or to colour; free printable
Sweetheart Pockets – paper craft (auntannie) with pockets that can be filled with treats, and scroll down to find heart – scrapbooking paper (click on ‘pastel hearts’) coloured hearts on white background; white hearts on red background (click on ‘white hearts on red’); free printable
Heart – foil craft for toddlers (easypreschoolcraft) perfect for your toddler to make, and then scan to send to your sponsored child
Hearts – mobile ideas (duckduckgo) hang hearts to make a mobile, or use for crafts and cards; plain, decorate or add a tiny touch of glitter; free printable
Heart – paper craft (artistshelpingchildren) a heart with a face and hands tipping a top hat
Heart – paper chain craft (allsorts) decorate with these sweet pink, red, apricot and white paper chains; free printable (leave a comment and it will be sent to you via email)
Love Teddy Bears – paper huggers (liagriffith) cute teddy bears hugging red hearts; a felt activity that could be adapted for paper; Hugs – pop up craft two hot air balloons joined together with a bunting saying ‘hugs’, pink and red heart balloons and animals; members only
Love is – finger puzzle craft (kidsBibleteacher) make an animal finger puzzle with Bible verses; in colour or to colour; for purchase
- Danish Hearts
Danish hearts (woven strips) are a lot of fun, and when you are making them with your own kids, have a play with paper of different textures – e.g. metallic, shiny, linen, embossed, glitter paper, craft or scrapbooking paper, origami paper, gift wrapping paper
Danish Hearts – paper craft (craftandcreativity) make a little heart-shaped paper basket with a handle; free printable
Danish Hearts – paper craft (auntannie) make a little heart-shaped paper basket; decorate with extra tiny hearts; free printable
Danish Hearts – paper craft (tipjunkie) a large heart with woven strips through it, then a smaller heart on top with Bible verse from 1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us; free printable
Danish Hearts – paper craft (haabet) with clear how-to illustrations
- Heart Templates
Heart – templates (freeprettythingsforyou) with a spray of watercolour flowers; free printable
Heart – templates (meinlilapark) in pretty pastel colours to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – templates (creativecenter.brother) pink hearts with various patterns (gingham, polka dots, flowers, plain, stripes) to cut out and use for crafts; Heart – templates pink hearts with various patterns (flowers, stripes and polka dots) to make a bunting or to use for crafts; free printable
Swirly Red Heart – templates (printablepartykits) red and cream swirly hearts to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – templates (fellowes) white heart on red swirl background to cut out and use for crafts, or use as gift tags; free printable
Heart – templates (minted) plain, striped or polka dot hearts to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – templates (firstpalette) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – silhouette templates (silhouettegarden) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
- Heart Scrapbooking Paper
Hearts – scrapbooking paper (freeprettythingsforyou) coloured hearts – mauve, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red – on white background; Hearts – scrapbooking paper pastel gradient hearts on white background; Hearts – scrapbooking paper coloured hearts on white background; Hearts – scrapbooking paper; Coral – scrapbooking paper with gold flecks; Glitter – scrapbooking paper; free printable
Hearts – scrapbooking paper (frompond) tiny coloured hearts on white background to cut out and use for crafts; Hearts – scrapbook paper large white hearts on brightly coloured squares – pink, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange and lime; Heart Doodles – scrapbook paper purple, pink, yellow and blue hearts on white background with swirls and dots; Heart – scrapbooking paper white scribble hearts on blue and pink check background; Hearts and Smiles – scrapbook paper tiny coloured hearts and yellow smiley faces on pale blue background with tiny polka dots; free printable
Heart – scrapbooking paper (meinlilapark) pink and red hearts on white background to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Heart – scrapbooking paper (pixabay) pink and mauve hearts on pale mauve background; free printable
- DIY Mail Box ~ for your notes of Love
(Treasure box): Koala Mailbox – DIY paper craft (hallmark) make your own cute mailbox with a koala face and fluffy ears; free printable; Love Letters Mailbox – DIY craft (wonderfuldiy) make your own cute mailbox with fluffy pink edge and a heart over the opening; Fox Mailbox – DIY paper craft (charisadarling) with a cute heart-shaped face and bushy tail; Love Letters Mailbox – DIY paper craft (artistshelpingchildren) a small box that looks about matchbox size; free printable; Ladybug Mailbox – DIY craft (everydaydishes) using a plastic milk bottle painted red and black, but could be adapted to any shape or made with a box
(Postal box): Love Letters Mailbox – DIY paper craft (doodlebugblog) bright pink and hearts; DIY Love Letters Mailbox – DIY paper craft (splitcoaststampers) with red hearts, xoxo, and overflowing envelopes peeking out; Post Box – 3D paper craft (canon) free printable
(Mail bag): Mail Bag – 3D paper craft (canon) free printable
(Mail Box with flag): Love Letters Mailbox – DIY paper craft | free template (splitcoaststampers) with pink hearts; Love Letters Mailbox – DIY paper craft (damasklove) template for members only; Love Letters Mailbox – DIY craft (thedatingdivas); Love Letters Mailbox – DIY craft (splitcoaststampers) in pastel colours; Love Mailbox – DIY craft (splitcoaststampers) with white picket fence; Love Letters Mailbox – DIY craft | instructions (funfamilycrafts); Love Letters Mailbox – DIY craft | instructions (splitcoaststampers) with lace; Love Letters Mailbox – blank template (inkstainswithroni); Mini Mailbox – paper template (romanticraft) and instructions; free printable
more Love Letters Mailboxes – DIY crafts (duckduckgo)
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Heart in a Frame – learn to draw (hallmark; pdf) draw whatever you want in this rectangular doodle frame decorated with a heart; free printable
Heart Tree – learn to draw (fun365) draw a simple tree trunk then fill it with hearts; a fun and easy drawing or painting activity
Heart Locket – learn to draw (coloring-nicole; scroll down) draw your child on one side of this blank heart, and you (or your family) on the other; this is a great one to get your own children involved; free printable
Rose – learn to draw (artprojectsforkids)a single, long stemmed rose; Roses – learn to draw pretty circle-shaped roses; Heart – learn to draw draw a face to go behind the heart-shaped glasses; Hearts and Fireworks – learn to draw draw hearts with radiating coloured lines around them to create this fun effect; free printable
Teddy Bear with Heart – learn to draw (drawinghowtodraw) step by step instructions
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PHOTO FUN FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
- Found a photo frame or scrapbook page with two or more frames? Use one frame for a photo and the other for a Bible verse or a personal message of love; or put your photo (or your family’s photo) in one frame and your child’s photo in the other.
Guard your Heart – photo frame (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable
DIY Love Explosion – photo craft (thedatingdivas) when the lid is removed on this little box, the sides “explode” out, with over twenty sides to cover in creative ways. Think photos, pictures, doodles, sweet love notes, and even stickers; a beautiful personal gift to brighten your child’s day; or for them to make as a gift for someone special; free printable
Pink Hearts – photo frame (yopriceville) mottled pink frame with pale pink hearts; Pink Swirl – photo frame heart-shaped frame with pink beads, gold and white swirls, and pink flower; Mauve Hearts – photo frame; free printable
Heart – photo frames (photofuneditor) various to choose from; free printable
‘Mini me’ – photo craft (artprojectsforkids) make two: add your child’s photo to one and your photo to another one, so you can ‘sit’ next to your child.
Hearts – photo frame (canon) bright pink or orange frame in a doodle style; Love – scrapbook kit gingham, stripes and polka dots in red, mauve and white; Love – scrapbook kit in similar colours with more white in the background; Love – scrapbook kit red gingham and hearts; add your child’s photo or your family photo; Love – scrapbook kit with a large xoxo; Love – photo box a white box with a red bow that slides open to reveal your photo; free printable
Coffee Mugs – photo frames (funny.pho.to) two coffee cups side by side with a photo on each one; Heart – photo frames two photos pegged up on a rope, with a heart between them; Heart – photo frames two heart shaped photo frames side by side; Heart – photo frames two frames topped with hearts; free printable
Our Heart to Yours – photo frame (creativecenter.brother) add your photo to this red and pink frame with tiny white hearts; add your own text; free printable
FREE Photo Frames (scroll down to ‘hearts/chocolate’); add your child’s photo or your family photo to one of these frames; free printable
Frames of Love – photo fun links to online photo editing sites for some cute photo ideas for your child’s photo or your family photo
Toddler Love – photo fun (link removed) Got a cute little toddler? Send some photos of them blowing kisses to your sponsored child; a cute idea for all year round.
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Guard your Heart – FREE paper gifts (red) (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster and matching wallet cards with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable
Guard your Heart – FREE paper gifts (blue) (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmarks, bookmark corners, to do list, notepaper, and wallet cards on a sweet blue background with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; free printable
Cupcake with Heart – FREE paper gifts (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards, to-do list; sweet pink and white designs with Bible verse featuring a frosted snowy cupcake in a colourful striped cup topped with a tiny gold star sitting on pink hearts and sprinkles; perfect to shower your child with love; free printable
Father’s Love Letter – FREE Bible poster (fathersloveletter) a beautiful selection of Bible verses written as a love letter from God to you; available in 123 different languages and various formats so there is something for everyone; a great idea for any day and all year round; free printable
Love – Bible posters (ishouldbemoppingthefloor) thin gold hearts on soft watercolor polka dot backgrounds with Bible verses from 1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love; and 1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us; free printable
John 3:16 – Bible poster for kids (happyhomefairy) the best love note ever; the Bible verse is written to spell out the word ‘valentine’ in mauve, pink, green and yellow; free printable
100 ways to encourage a child – poster (dads4kids) tell your child how much you love them; send the whole poster or include snippets from it in your letter; free printable
1 Corinthians 13 ~ Bible poster (falala) word art in various colours; free printable
Love – 5×7 Bible posters (raiseyoursword) flowers with Bible verses from Song of Solomon 3:4 and 1 Corinthians 13:13; free printable
You are Loved – 5×7 poster (amyjdelightful) decorated with sweet little birds and flowers in pastel pink, blue, teal, and white; free printable
Love is – bookmarks (thecraftyclassroom) small hanging coloured hearts on a white background; with Bible verse excerpts – love is patient; love is kind; love never fails; God is love; 4 designs; free printable
John 3:16 – bookmarks (sundayschoolzone) bright pink bookmarks with white hearts around the border and Bible verse from John 3:16 – For God so loved the world; Love is Kind – bookmarks red bookmarks with white hearts around border; John 3:16 – bookmarks to colour Bible verse with a heart; John 3:16 – bookmarks to colour Bible verse with a cross; 4 per page; free printable
Love – bookmarks (graphicgarden; scroll down to ‘seasonal’ on each page) with sweet country graphics and room to add a favourite Bible verse on the back; Love – labels; Love – scrapbook/gift tags; Love – to do lists; and Love – recipe cards; free printable
Heart – bookmarks (bookmarkbee) pink and red stitched hanging hearts on white and pink polka dot background and tied with a string bow; free printable
Heart – bookmarks (creativecenter.brother) and bookmark corners – pink, green, black and white; flowers, stripes, hearts; free printable
Heart – bookmarks to colour (carlaschauer) filled with different heart shapes in a fun doodle style; 5 per page; members only
God’s Love – bookmark corners (kidsbibleteacher) animal graphics with Bible verses; print, cut and fold; God’s Love – 8 Bible wallet cards (scroll to the end of the post to download) animal graphics with Bible verses about God’s love; 2 pages; 4 per page; in colour or to colour; free printable
Love – Bible wallet cards (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down to ‘valentine’s day Bible verse cards’) cute animal pairs in tiny wooden boats with Bible verses about love and decorated with hearts, rainbows, clouds in soft colours; 8 per page; free printable
Mini Love Cards – Bible wallet cards (ministryark) with hearts and a selection of Bible verses in red, blue, green and white; 6 per page; free printable
Jesus Loves Me – Bible wallet cards (eggloentertainment; click on ‘print the cards double-sided’) to make a treat with a deeper meaning and to share God’s love; with words, Jesus loves me this I know (on the front) because the Bible tells me so (on the back) and decorated with hearts, cross and Bible; 8 per page; free printable
Sweet little notes of love – wallet cards (amyjdelightful) animal cards in pretty pastel pink, green and white, polka dots, hearts and flowers; a sweet little butterfly with hearts saying ‘I love you lots and lots’; a cute turtle saying ‘I love you it’s true’; a sweet pink deer saying ‘You’re such a dear’; an elephant, cat, and birds; 6 per page; add a Bible verse and a note of encouragement on the back, or adhere them to the front of a nice quality piece of folded card to make your own greeting cards; free printable
Love Notes – wallet cards (imom) 6 per page; free printable
Love – Bible wallet cards for kids (childrens-ministry-deals) pink, purple and mauve cards decorated with hearts and Bible verses from Psalm 119:11; John 3:16; Psalm 37:4; 1 Corinthians 13:4; 1 John 4:16; Mark 12:30; Romans 12:9 and one with words ‘Jesus loves you and so do I’; 8 per page; free printable (via ‘add to cart’)
Be my valentine – wallet cards (homegrownhospitality) bright pink, red and aqua in a doodle style; 6 per page; free printable
Heart – labels/name tags (nametagjungle) with pink and red curly border; Heart – labels/name tags pink and red heart-shaped; add a Bible verse and make your own wallet cards; free printable
Hearts and Kisses – gift labels (worldlabel) playful polka dots or pretty pink watercolour; Lovebirds – gift labels pale pink, dark pink and white labels that can be used for crafts or for a special treat; free printable
Heart – mini to do notes (supercoloring) red and white; Love – mini to do notes green and brown flowers on beige and white background; free printable
Heart – scrapbook tags (canon) in cream, brown, beige and red colours; Love – gift tags pink, red, orange, and white; free printable
Love – gift coupons (printablepartykits) pink and white heart background with white curly bracket, designed for any time of the year to give your loved ones a gift that cannot be bought; make a coupon booklet; free printable
Love – gift coupons (leehansen; click on the picture) pink rose border; 6 per page; make a booklet of gift coupons for any time of the year; free printable
Love – gift coupons (clipartandcrafts) on pink heart background; 3 per page; free printable
Heart – DIY handmade favour box (makehappymemories; scroll down past the instructions to ‘free downloadable favors-designs’ then hover over the heart designs and click on ‘printout’) free printable
Heart – gift box (donteatthepaste) in pink, gold and white colours; Heart – gift box pink hearts and stripes; Heart – gift box 5 colours – pink, orange, green, blue, mauve; include some heart stickers to put inside or printable hearts with Bible verses about God’s love, e.g. John 3:16, Colossians 3:12; free printable
Heart – treat box (canon) a pink and white box to make with the word ‘love’ written on it, that closes with a large red and pink heart on top; free printable
I Love You – certificate (printthistoday) make it official and let your child have a constant reminder of how much you love them; 5 designs; free printable
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ MORE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
- Make a heart shaped peek-a-boo card showing just eyes peeking through. Delight your child when they open it up to discover a photo of your face or your child’s face inside.
- Cut heart shapes from your own young child’s art and use them to decorate your letter or join them together with a strip of paper; simple, very easy; sweet.
- Make or draw cute bugs made out of hearts.
- Make or draw a cute heart-shaped animal face, like an elephant; or a ladybug with heart shaped dots
- Add a Bible Verse to a favourite image, add your child’s name and a personal message of love and make your own:
Bible poster / verse card
Bible note cards
Bible bookmark add your child’s name!
Bible wallet cards
Bible verse in a photo frame
Jazz up your envelopes for your homeschool or Sunday school class if you are including any special treats like heart stickers
20 Life-Giving Phrases for our kids (happyhomefairy) Share these 20 life giving encouraging phrases with your child. Let’s speak LIFE over our kids and point them to Jesus!
I know something good about you (coachingchronicles; scroll down) catchy, isn’t it? Don’t you just love that? Just what our kids need to hear. Adapt this classroom idea for your sponsored child. “…at the end of each year, the teacher writes something good about the student. The incoming teacher uses that valuable piece of information to make sure that every student feels loved as they enter their classroom on the first day of school in the new year…” Encourage your child and make them feel really special with this great bookmark idea; or tell them how much you love them; add your child’s name and a favourite Bible verse.
I love you because… (tipjunkie) creative ideas to tell your child how much you love them; you could also use this idea to draw a page of doodles, or fill an envelope with mini love notes.
Hide a note or Bible verse about God’s love in a mini envelope, and fill it with paper hearts or heart stickers; free printable
LOVE / JUST BECAUSE ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Guard your Heart – FREE stationery – red | blue (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it; the sweet pastel blue series has stationery, note cards, matching mini envelopes and mini note cards; free printable
Cupcake – FREE stationery (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, envelope, envelope liner, mini envelopes; sweet pink and white designs with Bible verse featuring a frosted snowy cupcake in a colourful striped cup topped with a tiny gold star sitting on pink hearts and sprinkles; free printable
God’s Love Letter – greeting card (Godlovesyou) with a beautiful selection of Bible verses from the Father’s Love Letter; free printable
Love – stationery (graphicgarden; scroll down to ‘seasonal’); Love – greeting cards (scroll down to ‘other seasons/holidays’); Love – envelopes; adorable designs in a sweet country style; free printable
Sweet little stationery with apricot bows – blank | lined (sophia-designs); a teddy bear holding a bouquet of red roses and an envelope – blank | lined; a tub of heart-shaped balloons – blank | lined; a mauve elephant blowing hearts and ‘a ton of love coming your way’ – blank | lined; a border of purple, orange, green, yellow and pink coloured hearts – blank | lined; a rose threaded through the word ‘love’ against a pink topper – blank | lined; apricot hearts and xoxo down your page – blank | lined; more; free printable
Hearts – stationery (museprintables) 180+ coloured heart borders; add a favourite Bible verse; free printable
Hearts – stationery (stationerytree) blank, lined or handwriting in different colours; add a favourite Bible verse; free versions
Hearts – stationery (pageborders.org) various designs to choose from with borders of hearts, doodles, dots and stripes in various colours; add a favourite Bible verse; free versions
Teddy Bear holding Heart – stationery (canon) in 3 colours; Love – stationery word art border in red, gold and white on beige background with matching envelope; Sweet Pink Roses – stationery in 3 colours; Heart – stationery one large single heart with a background wash in 3 colours; Heart – stationery hearts with a background wash in 7 colours with matching envelopes; Heart – pop up card; Heart – greeting card heart-shaped wreath of red, apricot and mauve watercolour flowers; Heart Chocolate Cake – pop up card; Heart and Bluebirds – pop up card; Love – envelope pink envelope with red gift-box bow; free printable
Hearts – letter writing set for kids (picklebums) stationery and envelopes with hearts on red and white background; free printable
Bouquet of Love – greeting cards (printprettycards) a sweet little girl and her puppy with their bouquet of flowers; I Love you – greeting cards handwritten lettering in a choice of 5 colours (red, purple, blue, green or pink) on black and white hand-dotted background; Envelope with Heart and Bow – greeting card | alternative link; free printable
Heart – greeting card (creativecenter.brother) a large heart full of smaller pink and red hearts on pale pink and white striped background with darker pink scalloped border; Heart – greeting card a large pink heart on a pale pink and white damask background; Heart – greeting card a large pink damask heart on pale pink background; Heart – greeting card; Hanging Hearts – greeting card in a doodle style; Hearts and Lines – greetiing card; Hearts – pop up greeting card; free printable
Heart – greeting card (greetingsisland) tiny coloured hearts around an oval shaped frame on white background with fully editable text and you can add photos if you wish; Red Hearts – greeting card on white background around your photo; Tiny Red Hearts – greeting card either side of your photo; Love You – greeting card watercolour flowers; Friends Forever – greeting card with two cheeky monkeys; Close to my Heart – greeting card an elephant and a bird; Heart – envelopes several designs to choose from; free printable
Heart – greeting card (worldlabel) a red heart inside a circle, on top of a red and white strip, with red and white striped background; and matching envelope seals; free printable
Elephants with Heart Balloons – stationery (publicdomainpictures) on apricot and white gradient background; Heart – lined stationery dangling gold heart lockets on pink and mauve gradient background; free printable
Teddy Bear with Heart – lined stationery (mintprintables) a teddy bear holding a big red heart with gold sash; Mouse with Heart Balloon – lined stationery; free printable
Heart – mini cards (meinlilapark) and envelope seals in pink, orange and white; free printable
Little Love Notes – mini cards (falala) I lovely love you / Happy Love Day / You are loved – cute little cards in soft colours; add a Bible verse and a personal note of love; Mini Love Notes with magenta swirly writing on a soft blue background saying, Sending you hugs and kisses / You are so loved by me; free printable
Teddy Bear with Red Heart – card (mrprintables; click on the text under the image) on pink background; also available as writing paper and envelopes (scroll down) in 3 colours – green, red, yellow; free printable
Love – lined stationery for kids (mondedestitounis) a couple of cute designs in colour for younger children; free printable
Hearts – stationery (freeletterheadtemplates) various designs to choose from; free printable
Letters of Love – stationery (scroll down) a mother lode of free stationery and there is lots here suitable for your letter of love; free printable
I love you – stationery (activityvillage) in a fun doodle style for kids; blank, lined or handwriting; members only
Phew, that post was enormous. There are enough ideas in here to keep us going for months. And when you write to your sponsored child, make sure to tell them about their Creator who loves them to bits…
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You have a beautiful site! we sponsor through world vision and this is such an amazing amount of fun things you have put together for the children. I have had so much fun looking through your posts!
Thanks Naomi. I have so much fun collecting WAY too many fun things to send to my Compassion kids! :)
Like your free printable, ‘A Quiet Heart in a Busy World’: http://christianresourceministry.com/2014/01/07/finding-a-quiet-heart-free-printable-card/
Delightful; absolutely delightful!
Thanks Susan! How much love can we pour into one envelope (without giving the Compassion mailroom a headache)?! :)